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Neighborhood Day at the State Legislature 1/16/19 + Legislative Bill Tracking

Post Date:01/11/2019 1:30 PM

On Monday, 1/14/19, the 54th State Legislature – First Regular Session will be called to order. 

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at the State Capitol, join the Mayor and Council for Neighborhood Day at the State Legislature. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their councilmembers, learn about Tempe’s legislative program and get acquainted with their Arizona legislative representatives. Participants will also have time for self-guided tours after the program.

When: Wednesday, January 16, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Arizona State Senate, 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ

RSVP: Neighborhood Services Division at https://www.tempe.gov/government/community-development/neighborhood-services/neighborhood-day-at-the-state-legislature, or 480-350-8234

If you would like email updates on bills that the City of Tempe is following at the Legislature, sign up to receive them here:  https://www.tempe.gov/government/services/e-notification-signup/government-relations-notifications. Throughout the legislative session, bills are tracked and monitored for neighborhood and city impacts. Lists of those bills will be emailed to those who have elected to receive Government Relations updates. As these bills are scheduled for committees and floor votes, the Mayor will be sending alerts to notify you that the city needs your neighborhood’s assistance. We frequently do not have much lead time when these bills are scheduled for a committee hearing or go to the floor, so these emails will have “ALERT” in the subject line so recipients will know that quick action is needed.

You can use this link to find your state legislators and their contact information: http://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/

If you would like to register with the AZ Legislature’s Request to Speak (RTS) system, you can create an account here:  https://apps.azleg.gov/Account/SignOn?ReturnUrl=%252fRequestToSpeak%252fUpcomingAgendas . This allows citizens and stakeholders to weigh in on proposals and gives the option to speak in committee. However, even if you create an account with the link above, you will need to enable your account before you are able to sign-up to speak or comment on any bills. To enable your Request To Speak account, you need to log in to the system from a Legislative kiosk computer located in the State Senate or House of Representatives at 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Policy changes at the state level can affect the resources, activities and operations in Tempe so it’s important to stay informed. For more information, contact Tempe’s Government Relations Officer, Marge Zylla, at 480-350-8922.

Thank you for reading and sharing with your neighbors. We hope to you on Jan. 16th.

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